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School of Nursing and Health Sciences Requirements


Nursing Courses

School of Nursing and Health Sciences requirements for students beginning fall 2019

Students should consult their academic plan for specific requirement information for Pre-Licensure Students and students in the BSN/LPN Track.

  • NURS 102: The Professional Nurse: Roles and Concepts (1)
  • NURS 215: Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 218: Concepts in Professional Nursing I (3)
  • NURS 220: Holistic Assessment (3)
  • NURSP 221: Introduction to Clinical Practice (1)
  • NURS 318: Concepts in Professional Nursing II (3)
  • NURS 349: Nursing Pharmacology I (2 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 333 Holistic Care in Nursing Practice I (3)
  • NURSP 334 Clinical Practice I (2)
  • NURS 319: Concepts in Professional Nursing III (2)
  • NURS 376: Holistic Care in Nursing Practice II (4)
  • NURSP 377: Clinical Practice II (3)
  • NURS 383: Special Topics in Nursing (2)
  • NURS 389 Concepts in Professional Nursing IV (2)
  • NURS 449: Nursing Pharmacology II (2)
  • NURS 433: Holistic Care in Nursing Practice III (4)
  • NURSP 434: Clinical Practice III (3)
  • NURS 477: Senior Seminar (1)
  • NURS 478: Advanced Concepts in Nursing Practice (4)
  • NURSP 479: Clinical Practice IV: Capstone (4)

Pre-Licensure students enrolled prior to fall 2019, BSN/ACC students enrolled prior to fall 2020

  • NURS 212: Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts Related to Nursing (3)
  • NURS 215: Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 282: Concepts in Professional Nursing (3)
  • NURS 311: Mental Health Nursing (2)
  • NURSP 312: Mental Health Nursing Practicum (1)
  • NURS 316: Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (2)
  • NURSP 317: Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum (1)
  • NURS 326: Health Assessment in Nursing Practice (2)
  • NURSL 326: Health Assessment in Nursing Practice Lab (1)
  • NURS 328: Mentoring in Professional Nursing I (0.5)
  • NURS 329: Mentoring in Professional Nursing II (0.5)
  • NURS 336: Introduction to Nursing Therapeutics and Illness Management (3)
  • NURSP 337: Introduction to Nursing Therapeutics and Illness Management Practicum (2)
  • NURS 338: Mentoring in Professional Nursing III (0.5)
  • NURS 339: Mentoring in Professional Nursing IV (0.5)
  • NURS 342: Nursing Care of Children (2)
  • NURSP 343: Nursing Care of Children Practicum (1)
  • NURS 344: Nursing Care of Adults (3)
  • NURSP 345: Nursing Care of Adults Practicum (2)
  • NURS 346: Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Nursing Practice (1)
  • NURS 347: Nursing Care of the Older Adult (3)
  • NURS 356: Nursing Research: Connecting Research and Practice (3)
  • NURS 357: Community and Population Focused Nursing Care (2)
  • NURSP 358: Community and Population Focused Nursing Care Practicum (1)
  • NURS 366: Advanced Nursing Therapeutics (3)
  • NURSP 367: Advanced Nursing Therapeutics Practicum (1.5)
  • NURSL 368: Advanced Therapeutics Lab and Simulation (0.5)
  • NURS 390: Health Policy and Politics (2)
  • NURS 392: Nursing Management in Professional Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURSP 393: Nursing Management in Professional Nursing Practice Practicum (3)
  • NURS 383: Electives (2)

*Students who are unsuccessful in their current program of study in nursing after fall 2019, will be transitioned into the nursing courses for nursing students beginning fall 2019. Individual plans of study may be developed in consultation with Director of the Undergraduate Nursing program, Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Admission Recognition and Progression Committee (UGARP).

LPN to BSN Option Students enrolled prior to fall 2019

LPN students receive 12.5 credits of advanced placement nursing credit. (NURS 336, NURS 329, NURS 347, NURS 383, NURSP 317, NURSP 337, NURSP 343.) This credit will be held in escrow until the student successfully completes 12 credits of required nursing courses with a grade of "C" or better and attains a nursing grade-point average of 2.3.

LPN to BSN Option Students enrolled Fall 2020 or later

LPN students may receive 9 credits of advanced placement nursing credit for the following courses: NURS 349, NURS 333, NURS 334, and NURS 383. This credit will be held in escrow until the student completes 14 credits of required nursing courses (listed below) with a grade of "C" or better and with cumulative and nursing grade point averages of 2.3 or better.

  • NURS 102: The Professional Nurse: Roles and Concepts (1)
  • NURS 218: Concepts in Professional Nursing I (3)
  • NURS 215: Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 220: Holistic Assessment (3)
  • NURSP 221: Introduction to Clinical Practice (1) (45 hours lab/clinical)
  • NURS 318: Concepts in Professional Nursing II (3)

*Supportive Courses

  • BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4)
  • BIOL 206: Microbiology (4)
  • CHEM 109: Survey of General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry (4)
  • PSYCH 101: Principles and Methods of Psychology (3)
  • PSYCH 199: Human Development Through the Life Cycle (3)
  • PSYCH 204: Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • SOC/ANTH: From Approved List (3)
  • ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
  • MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics (3)
  • PE 124: Health and Nutrition Across The Life Span (3)

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences reserves the right to amend policies and procedures, and other program information as necessary. All changes will be communicated promptly.